Rulz over at HissTank.com is making quite the name for himself with all of his pre-production scores, and he’s come up with another one, this time the COBRA Surveillance Port with MARS Trooper and Tele-Viper.
I’m torn on this a bit… I’m actually not a huge fan of these mini-playsets, and I’m one of those grumbling guys who is ready to move on from the vintage homage stuff, but the Surveillance Port fits in nicely to the new universe. I actually like it an awful lot in this blue paint scheme…more than I thought I would. The figures, though? Eh, not so much. I wasn’t a big fan of the MARS Trooper initially, and he’s not doing anything more for me now. The Tele-Viper is all right, but that black and red paint scheme just doesn’t mesh real well. I do really like how Hasbro is integrating the vintage stuff with the more modern style, but that Tele-Viper just doesn’t have any real “flow”. It feels like a vintage head slapped on a new body, and not like a real cohesive new trooper. There’s some neat gear here (like the COBRA style laptop) and the Surveillance Port itself appeals, just not sure I’m sold on the whole package.